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Elon Musk's latest: Meet a group of pigs with 'mind-reading brain implants'

Elon Musk spoke enthusiastically about the potential for the technology to address brain injuries and other disorders

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Ashlee Vance | Bloomberg New Delhi
Just when you thought the year 2020 couldn’t get much weirder, billionaire Elon Musk has introduced a group of pigs with mind-reading brain implants. 

During an event Friday afternoon at Neuralink’s headquarters in Fremont, California, Musk found himself hanging out with a passel of Yucatan swine. Several of them had previously undergone a surgical procedure in which a robot placed the latest version of Neuralink’s computing implant into their brains. As a result, the brain activity of these enhanced porkers could be transmitted wirelessly to a nearby computer, allowing onlookers at the event to watch the animals’ neurons fire as

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First Published: Aug 29 2020 | 8:49 AM IST

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